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Publicity Manager

University of Arizona/Human Resources Division
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Dec 13, 2022

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
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Publicity Manager
Posting Number
University of Arizona Press
Department Website Link
Main Campus
Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights
The University of Arizona Press, an award-winning publisher of scholarly and regional books, seeks a motivated professional to plan and execute publicity strategy for the Press, including earned media, public events, and social media, for 55 to 60 trade, scholarly and reprint titles per year. This position manages author and publishing-partner relations and represents the University of Arizona Press to regional and national media outlets and other local and national partners, including initiating, developing, and maintaining strong business relationships with editors, producers, and critics across a range of media outlets. This position requires travel, including some out-of-state travel, with trips typically lasting 3-4 days This is an opportunity to join a department that helps represent the University of Arizona to the larger world through the publication of influential books in a variety of fields and genres, including literature and poetry, regional nonfiction, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, astronomy, anthropology and more.
This position is based at the UA Campus Main Library located in Tucson, AZ and is eligible for flexible scheduling for individuals who reside in Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please .
Duties & Responsibilities
Manages all stages and aspects of publicity strategies or campaigns for University of Arizona Press titles to promote sales and Press brand.
Pitches, schedules, manages, and promotes author appearances and maintains Press events calendar, includes planning and executing events for trade authors, 4-6 per year.
Acts as liaison between relevant institutions, booksellers, community organizations, event venues, and/or university departments and the Press to promote sales and Press brand.
Manages Press social media channels, including creation of content and graphics.
Creates Press materials and media lists, with goal of securing national, regional, and local media placements across all platforms - print, broadcast, and online-only.
Creates compelling story ideas, pitch letters, excerpt selections, features narratives, interview content, and author endorsements, with goal of obtaining feature coverage, interviews, profiles and other media coverage for the Press, its authors and its books.
Initiates and maintains strong working relationships with new media outlets and contacts, both in traditional print and broadcast media as well as online-only platforms, and responds to media requests. Pursues coverage creatively and aggressively, with effective follow-up and follow-through.
Manages title campaign updates, including distribution of reviews and other media coverage.
Supplies digital visual content to media as appropriate, including author photos, jacket images, and interior illustrations, within copyright guidelines.
Coordinates with authors and UA Press Sales Manager to enhance sales opportunities at lecture venues, book talks, and author events and exhibits.
Assists UA Press Marketing Manager in analyzing book market and advises on media trends for program planning and future development.
Represents the Press with professionalism and enthusiasm at local and out-of-state book events, interacting with authors and customers, up to ten times per year.
Maintains publicity budget, including timely processing/coding of invoices.
Works with student workers and interns to delegate publicity tasks and other appropriate learning opportunities.
The UA Libraries support the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
Supports Director and Marketing Manager with special projects.
Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrated ability to write compelling and successful pitch letters and to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a... For full info follow application link.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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